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3 tips for ending the school year

3 Tips for Ending the School Year on a High Note

Ending the school year does not have to be stressful! Over the years, I’ve collected some ideas to help make the last few weeks or days run smoothly. Check out these tips to end your school year

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5 End of the Year Activities and Ideas to Keep Students Engaged and Learning

5 End of the Year Activities and Ideas to Keep Students Engaged and Learning

There is no tired quite like “end of the year teacher tired”, am I right?  During this time, we are all looking for easy and low prep end of the year activities to keep students

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Academic Ways to Use Would You Rather Questions for Kids in the Classroom

Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t love playing Would You Rather? Because I certainly have not! When planning instructional activities with my students, I’m always thinking about

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How to Use Movement to Make Test Prep Fun for Students

Test prep is often one of those things that everyone, students AND teachers, dread. But unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon.  Therefore, I’ve made it

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How to Keep Students On Task When Working Independently

Let’s face it… there is no better feeling than when you look around your classroom and every single student is engaged and on task, doing exactly what they were assigned to do during

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tips for building positive relationships in the classroom

5 Tips for Building Positive Relationships in the Classroom

Want to know my best classroom management strategy? No, it’s not doesn’t involve any special gadgets or require a special program. While some classroom management tools can be helpful

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Game Changing Bulletin Board Hack to Try in Your Classroom

If you’re anything like me, it probably takes you all day long just to put up one bulletin board in your classroom. I can’t count how many times I’ve laid out all of the letters, stapled them to

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